Fellaini inspires Manchester United to a winning start in the Champions League

Fellaini inspires Manchester United to a winning start in the Champions League

Manchester United grabbed all 3 points on a comfortable night against FC Basel in their opening game of the group stages in the Champions League. Bouncing back from the draw in midweek against Stoke, there were plenty of positives to glean from United's win on Tuesday despite the obvious glaring negative - which stood out like a sore thumb, whose impact may be much harsher than a sore thumb. So here's my thoughts touching on some of the talking points …
Tottenham Hotspur vs Borussia Dortmund Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham Hotspur vs Borussia Dortmund Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

The Champions League returns this week and Group H is going to be one of the most fascinating to follow. Tottenham have been drawn to face Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and APOEL. Their opening fixture is at Wembley as they host Dortmund in a clash that they will be looking to win. The Germans have more experience in this competition and it will be a real test of Spurs' ability at the highest level. Last season, Mauricio Pochettino's men failed …
Liverpool Vs Sevilla Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Liverpool Vs Sevilla Preview | Stats, Key Men & Team News

Champions League starts this week and on Wednesday night, in Group E, we will see a match between two teams in two of the topmost leagues in Europe – both hopeful of at least a top-four-finish in their respective leagues, both on 7 points after three game weeks, and both with a similar start to the season. Liverpool host Sevilla as they return to Champions League and they are seeking revenge for the defeat in the 2015-16 Europa League final. …
Manchester United v FC Basel 1894: Champions League Preview

Manchester United v FC Basel 1894: Champions League Preview

It's time Manchester United fans looked forward to the UEFA Champions League anthem blaring through the PA system at Old Trafford as the Red Devils will begin their European campaign against Switzerland's FC Basel. Manchester United are back in the Champions League under Jose Mourinho, achieving qualification by winning the Europa League last season. Despite what at first glance, looks an easy group stage draw, having avoided the likes of Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Juventus from Pot 1, Group …
Chelsea's Champions League Group Stage Preview

Chelsea's Champions League Group Stage Preview

Chelsea will be hoping to kick-start their European campaign with a victory over Azerbaijan side Qarabag on Tuesday evening in the Champions League group stage. Antonio Conte's side have not had the most thrilling start to the Premier League but they will be hoping to make their mark in Europe. The English champions were drawn in a relatively tough group but they should be too hot for Qarabag in the group stage opener. Qarabag are taking part in the Champions …
Tottenham's Champions League Group Preview

Tottenham's Champions League Group Preview

After years in the Europa League, Tottenham are in the Champions League in back-to-back seasons for the first time in club history.  Tottenham's second place finish, their highest finish since 1963, was more than enough to launch them back into Europe's top competition. Spurs fans will be expecting a trip to the round of 16 at the minimum after their disappointing third place finish in their group last season.  However, considering their group consists of Spanish champions Real Madrid, German …
Pep v Jose - Which £1bn Manager Will Be Last Man Standing?

Pep v Jose - Which £1bn Manager Will Be Last Man Standing?

The dust has settled on a distracting transfer window and the Premier League can kick on in earnest, until January anyway. Three game weeks into the season, most pundits are betting on the title heading into the city of Manchester, come May. It is widely expected that both United  and City will dominate this season, and with good reason. In Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho, both clubs have two of the most respected and successful managers in the game, and …
Manchester United Champions League Walkthrough: Group A

Manchester United Champions League Walkthrough: Group A

Champions League is back at Manchester United and Old Trafford can finally look forward to some big and potentially enjoyable nights, thanks to a memorable European campaign that culminated in a victorious night at Stockholm lasts season. Although winning the Premier League for the first time in five years is still very much the primary objective, the Red Devils and more importantly, Jose Mourinho himself will be under considerable pressure to make their mark in a competition they have won …
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